Bumble x Junkyard Golf

Comfort zones; it's something we all cling onto, unnecessarily confining ourselves to what we know. 
I finally jumped out of mine, and I think I'll do it a little more often.
Last week I found myself at a Bumble event, sponsored by Junkyard Golf there was no reason for me to turn this down.
Who doesn't like meeting new people over a few drinks and some crazy golf?
I'd normally say me; I'm a bit of a hermit when it comes to meeting new people. I'd much rather cling to what I know than throw myself out into the unknown.
Maybe it's anxiety or just the general fear of being rejected - no one likes being a lone wolf.
Well whatever is was for once I decided to change it up, slap on some makeup, grab some clothes from the wardrobe and hit the town; well the Bumble event in my case.

So by now you're probably like, what on earth is Bumble? It's a dating/BFF app, yes I know, weird right. How can an app be designed to help you find dates and a new best friend?
It's pretty simple and probably the best new app on my phone right now.
As someone who doesn't have very many Northern friends, and ever so guiltily prefers to head back down South to catch up with old friends, the Bumble app has become a little bit of a saviour.
I mean who wants to sit in a bar alone, hoping to catch someone's attention and ask them to be your new BFF? Erm....not me, and I'm probably not alone on that one.
So in essence it's saved me a lot of awkward interactions.
Now I've never been one for dating apps, of course why would I need one. I've been in a relationship for the past six years and things couldn't be better, but this isn't about that type of relationship. It's all about finding those friends who you can call up for a quick drink, or to drag around the high street to help you find the perfect outfit.
A boyfriend is great for some of those instances, but every now and then you need another's opinion.
So as I've said, here I am, at an event that you'd never normally find me at, mingling with people I would never meet under normal circumstances and actually making friends - golf was such a good idea.
Bumble hold regular events like this throughout the year, it gives its users a chance to interact to people they've met through the app, and the chance to meet new people.
For my first Bumble event and first Junkyard Golf experience I'd say it was a winner, mainly because I came second place and I get a little cocky when it comes to competitive games.
The app brought my out of my comfort zone in a positive way, and I can't say many things have done that.
I guess moving from place to place won't be too scary now.
You shouldn't be afraid of trying something different, you should be afraid of not trying it.
Have you ever used an app like this, or would you?

Everyone looks pretty in red

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you'll know by now that red has become my go-to colour of the season, and by now you're probably getting pretty sick of it, but I can't get enough.
Bring on the red.
There is something so satisfying about opening up your wardrobe and having a collection of clothes that will instantly make you happy. For some reason red has become my happy colour, and I feel absolutely amazing every time I wear it.
I don't know whether it's just me but I find it so stressful finding summer clothes - nothing is ever flattering when you want it to be and two hours later you're still standing in front of your wardrobe on the verge of tears because you've decided you hate every article of clothing and nothing is going to look perfect.
That was me, and it's probably me every single day, but I've finally found my saving grace and I'm never letting go.

I stumbled across this dress on one of my last minute mad dress hunts - I had 30 minutes to find a dress before heading off to a party which was just over an hours drive away, time was not my friend and nor was my mini-breakdown.
Safe to say it saved the day and has now become one of my go-to outfits for when the weather is pelting out some beauties.
Summer dresses and red are a go-go, so grab some comfy heels and let the rest to the talking.
Dress|Similar heels

Making a house into a home with the Ideal Home Show

I've hit that point in my life where all I want to do is buy and decorate, buy and decorate. There's one small problem, I've still not bought a house.
Minor issue aside, I dragged my boyfriend to the Ideal Home Show over the weekend and I'd probably still be there if I didn't run out of hands to carry all the bags.
If you haven't been to one of these type of events, then I can't recommend it enough. Not only is everything nearly at trade price, you're thrown discount after discount, get first glimpses of newly released products, more inspiration than you can mentally store and the opportunity to spend the majority of your wages in a small amount of time.
I wanted everything.
I began fantasising amount what my future home could look like - a games room, a gigantic hot tub with a tiki bar on the side, more plants than any garden should have and sliding doors that lead to nowhere. What's even crazier than this idea, is that all of these things exist, I saw them all, cried at the price tags and proceeded to find something I could buy without getting into an argument about how it wouldn't fit in our tiny flat; needless to say, the hot tub and tiki bar didn't make it home.

With my bank account now a little lighter, I'm ready to spend hours on my Pinterest account adding more home design boards than necessary - at least I'm prepared.
The ridiculous home fantasy's are still high on my priority, but a girl can dream, right?
The show is held over a 4 day period, with different speakers and demonstrations held each day, it's no wonder why people go back year after year.
This year saw the Ideal Home Show was join forces with the Eat & Drink festival, and it was just a match made in heaven.
I couldn't think of a better way to spend a rainy day than stuffing your face with alcohol and food samples, then browsing around homewares and attempting to snuggle down into the best looking display bedroom.
You know everyone there was thinking the exact same thing - how many free samples can I grab before I'm pounced on and lured into a yearly subscription to the most unnecessary product on the market.
Luckily enough I've found my tactic - just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.
The shows run on a yearly basis and tickets sell out incredibly fast, so if you're looking for a little inspiration, thrown in with fantasy and an endless supply of cash, then book for next years event - I know I'm not missing out.

I'd love to know if you guys have attended anything like this. Any tips and tricks for making it through the day?